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Medically reviewed by Last updated on Dec 16, 2021.

What are other common names?

  • Nigella sativa
  • Ajenuz
  • Aranuel
  • Baraka
  • Black Caraway
  • Black Cumin
  • Black Seed
  • Blessed Seed
  • Charnushka
  • Charnuska
  • Cheveux de Vénus
  • Cominho Negro
  • Comino Negro
  • Cumin Noir
  • Fennel Flower
  • Fennel Flower Plant
  • Fitch
  • Graine de Nigelle
  • Graine Noire
  • Kalajaji
  • Kalajira
  • Krishnajirika
  • La Grainer Noire
  • Love in the Mist
  • Mugrela
  • Nielle
  • Nigella
  • Nigella Sativa
  • Nigelle Cultivée
  • Nigelle de Crête
  • Nutmeg Flower
  • Poivrette
  • Roman-Coriander
  • Schwarzkummel
  • Shonaiz
  • Small Fennel
  • The Blessed Seed
  • Toute Épice
  • Upakuncika

What is this product used for?

Kalonji may help prevent cell damage. Science currently does not support the use of this product for any other health problem.

What are the precautions when taking this product?

  • Always check with your doctor before you use a natural product. Some products may not mix well with drugs or other natural products.

  • Do not use this product if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant soon. Use birth control you can trust while taking this product.

  • Be sure to tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this natural product.

  • This product may cause you to be sleepy. Take extra care driving and doing tasks that you need to be alert for.

  • Take extra care and check with your doctor if you have:

    • Seizures

What should I watch for?

  • Skin irritation or rash when applied to the skin

  • Upset stomach

  • Feeling tired

  • Increased hunger

When do I need to call the doctor?

  • Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.

  • Feeling very weak

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